Leonhard Euler - Looking Back After 300 Years
January 3 - 4, 2007


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This two-day Short Course on Leonhard Euler - Looking Back After 300 Years is organized by Edward Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University, and Robert Bradley, Adelphi University, and will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, January 3 and 4, 2007.

In 2007 we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Euler's birth. As the preparation and publication of more than 70 volumes of his works and correspondence in the Opera Omnia begins to wind down, this is a fitting occasion to take an in depth look at what Euler did and how it fit in the context of his own times. Seven historians of mathematics will describe their recent work on Euler, his life, times, science and mathematics.

The program includes the following lectures: A Mathematical Life in the Enlightenment, Ronald S. Calinger, Catholic University of America; Leonhard Euler and the Function Concept, Ruediger Thiele, University of Leipzig; D'Alembert, Clairaut and Lagrange: Euler and the French Mathematical Community; Robert E. Bradley, Adelphi University; Enter, Stage Center: The Early Drama of Hyperbolic Functions in the Age of Euler, Janet Barnett, Colorado State University - Pueblo; Euler and Classical Physics, Stacy G. Langton, University of San Diego; Elliptic Integrals, Mechanics and Differential Equations, Lawrence A. D'Antonio, Ramapo College; and Euler's Great Theorems, Edward Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University. Abstracts and program of the lectures can be found at

Please note there is a separate registration fee for this short course. To register in advance, please click here. Advance registration fees are US$125/member; US$175/nonmember; and $50/student, unemployed, emeritus. On-site registration fees are US$140/member; US$190/nonmember; and US$60/student, unemployed, emeritus.

This course will be held in the Rhythms Ballroom I, Sheraton New Orleans. Onsite registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 3, 2007, and will be held right outside this room.

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